.4 Weekly Newspaper Whose Interests are Identified with those of Northern Montana and Especially of the Milk River Valley
VOL. 14 MALTA, VALLEY COUNTY, MONTANA. THURSDAY. JUNE 1, 1911. No. 7
MALTA WILL NOT CELEBRATE
INDEPENDENCE DAY THIS
OUR qTIZENS WILL UNITE WITH GLASGOW IN MAMMOTH
TWO DAY CELEBRATION TO BE HELD THERE. PICNICS
IN THIS LOCALITY
The people of Malta have decided
not tocelebrate thegreat and glorious
Fourth of July in Malta this year.
This is as it should be. Year after
year for many years Malta has cele
brated Independence Day until some
of those participating in the exer
cises and contributing to the success
of the day's celebration have grown
a trifle tired and committees have
not met with as ready and hearty
responses when canvassing for fi
nances as if the day had been cele
brated less frequently.
Then, too, the touring party of 250
strong from the Twin Cities will be
in Malta the latter part of July and
it is expected that we shall lay aside
everything on that day in order to
entertain the visitors, which with
the elaborate program planned will
virtually be a celebration.
Also, not forgetting the large rep
resentation and splendid support our
celebration last year received from
Glasgow and the partial promise that
we would later return the compli
ment, many of our people will jour
ney to that city and join in the cele
bration there, and to make the enjoy
ment more complete and to further
promote good feeling, the Malta Cor
net Band and the Malta Orchestra,
both under the leadership of Prof. T.
M. Facey, have been engaged for the
two days' celebration in Glasgow.
Those who do not go to Glasgow
will enjoy the Fourth in a quiet way
at home. A settlement picnic is be
ing talked of by the Lovejoy people,
and other neighborhoods will hold
picnics and carry out programs.
Let all enjoy the day elsewhere
this year and look forward to a
grander celebration in greater Malta
next year than ever before.
Dr. Arohnson of Glasgow, was
Malta visitor Tuesday.
W. H. Martin was in from his
Beaver Creek ranch last week.
Keen Kutter hardware at Edwards
& McLellani s.
Neil Beasley, manager of the Wag
ner Hotel, was in Malta Tuesday.
DeLaval Cream Separators for
sale by Malta Mercantile Co.
H. G. Cowan left Monday night for
Estes, N. D., to-be gone some time.
LEADER SHIRTS, the kind for
comfort, at Edwards & McLellan's.
Miss Vira Martin will assist T. M.
Facey at the Bon Ton during the
Rev. Father Vermaat of Chinook,
held services at Corpus Christi
church last Sunday.
Plumbing, Tinsmithing, and all
kinds of repair work done at Ed
wards & McLellan's.
Mrs. Geo. Walker of Glasgow,
spent a part of the week with friends
in the New Langdon settlement.
Miss Elsie Forsberg of Chicago, is
a guest at the homestead of her
friend, Miss Marie Tunelius south of
Wool sacks, Wool twine, Sewing
twine, BBA and No. 71 Sheep Shears
and Whet Rocks at Malta Mercan
tile Co.'s at right prices.
E. E. Crofut has been absent from
his jewelry store for the past two
weeks. Hlie has been out to the Car
roll ranch attending to the see ding
of grain and other spring work.
W. H. Steckleberg, manager of
the Templeton Lumber yards at
Wagner, was a business visitor in
our city Tuesday. Previous to three
months ago Mr. Steckleberg resided
in Minneapolis but has become so in
terested in Montana and its future
develonment as to investigate land
values and may invest in a quarter
sectiun of patented land. It is not
often that so recent a newcomer be
comes such an enthusiastic booster.
as Mr. Steckleberg.
Harry A. Farb Meets Tragic End
About 7:00 o'clock yesterday morn
ing, a young man named Harry A.
Farb, living sixteen miles south of
Malta, committed suicide by shoot
ing himself with a rifle through the
Young Farb and his father, John
Farb, came to our city several weeks
ago from DeKalb, Ill., and settled
on a homestead that the elder Farb
had filed on last fall. Not many
days had passed after their arrival
here till the young man became dis
satisfied with conditions in general,
and particularly with life on a home
stead. This dissatisfaction changed
to a morbid condition of the mind
and a week ago he told a neighbor
that hlie was tired of living and would
like to end all.
Wednesday morning, the father
went out to do the chores leaving
Harry to prepare breakfast. Return
ing to the shack sometime later, Mr.
Farb found the door locked and the
shades drawn. Onopening a window
lie behlield Harry lying on the bed i
with his face covered with blood.
Hlorriflied, the father rushed to a
near neighbor who immediately re
turned withi him and entered the
shack but the young man was dead.
Word was brought to our city and
in the absence of a coroner Judge
Blrockway and a jury went to the
scene of the tragedy where the in
quest waS held. Thlie verdict was
that Harry Arthur Farb came to his
death from a gunshot wound, inflicted
by his own hand either with suicidal
intent or by accident.
It seems that the young man got
the gun and sitting down on the edge
of the bed, with the gun between his
knees, fired, the bullet entering his
head just in front of his ear, slightly
above the left temple, and passed
entirely through and out above the
right temple, lodging in the ceiling of
Later in the day the remains were
broughtto Malta and taken to R. V.
Tucker's undertaking rooms. Here
the body was prepared for shipment
and accompanied by the sorrowing
father will be started back to the old
The deceased was twenty years of
age and besides his fathier there
are six brothers and sisters in Il
linois to be saddened by the tragic
ending of Harry's life.
The aged father has the sympathy
of the entire community.
Screen doors and fixtures at Ed
wards & McLellan's.
Lots of nifty, up-to-date Men's
suits at Edwards & McLellan's.
Mrs. M. J. Larson and little
daughter, Helen, of Dodson, spent
Decoration Day in our city.
Nice cool summer underwear at
Edwards & McLellan's.
There's only one "Best" and that's
Liggetts and Morris' Chocolates.
Try them, Malta Drug Store-The
Andrew Tweedie arrived in Malta
Saturday morning from Helena where
lie had been attending the Wesleyan
university for the past year.
Ira E. Coggeshall came up from
Landusky Thursday and spent Fri
day with Mrs. Coggeshall at the
Our ice cold drinks and ice cream
sodas will please you. "The besu" is
our motto. Malta Drug Store-The
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pelzel and
little daughter of Barnesville, Minn.,
and Joe Pelzel of Clecum, Wash.,
are visitors at the home of Agent
and Mrs. A, W. Schilling this week
and expect to spend a couple of
weeks in our city. The Pelzels for
merly resided in Malta and are en
joying the meeting of friends and re
newing of friendships.
Outtes 3s. Casp
Success is quite an easy thing-so why don't you enjoy it?
Most men who fail, have mind enough--tliey simply don't employ it,
They lurk and shirk and waste the day,
They spend their working time at play
And do each task about half way;
And when they lose, they start to bray
About "the luck of some they know"
And swear they never had a show.
If truth be told, all that you need
Is industry-some plan-some speed
A willingness to heed advice
Care not to make the same break twice
An hour taken now and then
To measure up with other men
And estimate yourself at length
To see your weakness and their strength
To give no word you can not keep
And take a glance before you leap
To wantonly give no offense
In brief, success means common sense.
Decoration Day In Malta
Memorial Day, marking the pass
ing of a half century since the war
began, was observed in Malta by
decorating the graves of the G. A. R.
I men who were laid at rest in the
Malta cemetery, and by the closing
of the principal business houses and
post office between the hours of 2:00
and 5:00 p. in.
Under the leadership of the only
resident G. A. It. man in Malta
Geo. V. Chambers, three of the
Spanish-American War Veterans
Eugene Laird, A. S. Emery and Fred
Steinkraus, and a number of the Fe
bekalis and ladies of the 0. E. S.
went to the Malta cemetery and
decorated the graves of those who
had fought in thie civil war. There
are seven graves in the Malta ceme
tery that mark the resting place of de
parted heroes and upon these flowers
were strewn and flags placed. The
graves decorated were those of
I Nathaniel Flagg, W. II. McLain, S.
C. Lloyd, C. 11. Dodge, Mr. Howard,
Andrew Swanson and Merritt Wal
Besides Mr. Chambers there are
are three other surviving G. A. tR.
men-E. C. Southwick, John
Emerick and Wm. Mattson, but
these gentlemmen all live on home
steads a long distance from Malta
and could not be present at the Me
morial Day exercises.
"On Fame's eternal camping
ground their silent tents are spread,
and glory guards with solemn round,
thie bivouac of the dead."
New Buick Touting Cars.
Edw. Pierson and Geo. W. Hewitt
have each purchased a handsome
Buick automobile. Beth touring
cars were received here Monday and
made their initial spin about Malta
Tuesday. The number of joy riders in
this locality is becoming large. 5 new
machines have been unloaded by
Malta parties from Great Northern
cars this spring.
This is the month of roses-and
Kingsbury Hats for men at Ed
wards & McLellan's.
Furnished rooms for rent In
quire of Mrs. W. II. Chase.
Look for fresh fruits and vegeta
bles. Fifth Ave. Meat Market.
Sincerity Suits $12.50 to $30.00 at
Edwards & McLellan's.
Make your evening at home cheer
ful with an Edison phonograph.
For sale at the Malta Drug Store
The Rexall Store.
Mrs. Carrie Bryant who taught the
Dodson school for the past year is in
our city at the home of her friend,
Mrs. Edw. Pierson, and expects to
remain about a month.
Florsheim Shoes at Edwards &
H. M. Kirton and J. A. Couch re
turned fromn a trip to the Missouri
river Monday. They had rather a dif
ticult job driving back as the country
was inundated by the heavy rains of
the past week and the snow storm of
Friday. Mr. Kirton was looking
after some land matters for the U.
S. government while Mr. Conch
It is said that a steam plow will be
used by the government agency in
the Blackfeet Indian reservation this
season, a 30l horse power outfit hav
ing been sold to that agency by T. E.
Lowery, local agenit of the Avery
company at Great Falls. This is
said to be the first steam plowing
outfit to be introduced into use on
an Indian reservation and the results
will be waited with interest.
St. Mary's Guild
St. Mary's Guild meeting at Mrs.
Edw. White's last Wednesday after
noon:was largely attended and sever
al new members joined the society.
At this meeting the annual election
of officers occurred and were as fol
lows:-President, Mrs. Geo. W.
Hewitt; Vice Pres., Mrs. R. V.
Tucker; Sec., Mrs. C. E. Secrest;
Treas., Miss Mabel Tucker.
The outgoing secretary, Miss Mab
el Tucker, gave the following thian
cial report of the society for the
Cash on hand May 1, 1910, $362.45
" received during year, 251.92
Total Disbursements $202.41
Balance inTreas.May l,'11 $321.90
Fancy Roasts and meat pint up in
any style desired, Fifth Ave., Meat
Mrs. T. M. Facey received a mes
sage fronm I. E. Johnson one day
last week, telling of the loss by lire
at Glasgow, of one of the houses
owned by her mother, Mrs. J. Kerr.
Mrs. L, Beasley who was reported
on the sick list at Wagner last week
was brought to Malta to the home
of her daughter, Mrs. E. E. Crofut,
last Friday. She is now greatly im
Mrs. P. L. Fortney recently had a
shipment of plants and shrubs from
her brother, Luther Bulson, of New
York. There were two-hundred
strawberry plants, a number of red
raspberries bushes and a few tansy
plants in the package. Mrs. Fortney
had them planted before the rains of
the past week and they are all start
ing to grow and looking thrifty.
Hotel Train to Go With
Twin City-Helena Tour
Sleepers, Diner and "Garage-Cars" Furnished by the Great Northern Rail
way to Accompany Motorists in Long Run
(Chicago Record Herald, May 9, 1911)
Charles Harrington, Secretary of the
Minnesota State Automobile Association,
will leave St. Paul to-morrow morning in
a Halladay "40" on the pathfinding jour
ney for the Twin City-to-Helena, Mont.,
automobile tour. Chicago motorists are
interested in the run, which will be held
in .Ily, and in which a number of local
cars may be entered. The tour will cover
1,300 miles and will be the longest of
the season, outstripping thie Glidden in
point of length.
In addition thlie run will have a number
of unique features, one of which lies in
thlie introduction of a, Great Northern
Railroad "hotel train," which will accom
pany the autoists. Louis WV. Hill, presi
dent of thie road, is responsible for this.
"EDUCATION FOR EFFICIENCY"
IS NEW MOTTO FOR STATE
BOOKLET TELLS HOW YOUNG MEN AND YOUNG WOMEN ARE
TRAINED AT COLLEGE FOR DIFFERENT KINDS OF
"Education for Efrieiency' is tlihe
motto just adopted by the Montana
State College of Agriculture and
Mechanic Arts, and what this imeans
is explained in a beautifully illustra
ted booklet with this title which has
just been issued by the college. A
copy will be sent to any one who
asks for it. It will be a surprise to
those who have not closely watched
the rapid growth and expansion of
the State college to know for how
many different kinds of efficiency
they train young men and women;
and the training, as they allege it in
this book, will bear comparison with
the best to be had anywhere. Any
one who supposes that the State Col
lege is a place where boys are taught
merely how to milk cows and guide
the plow will lind that lie has no con
ception of the largest of Montana's
educational institutions. The para
graph which shows how thle State
College is plann ing its work with a
view to preparing for the new Mon
tana, will interest anyone who has
any interest in the future of this
state. The book outlines briefly the
vari'ety of work offered, and makes
it appear very attraative for live
people. The cover of the book is
decorated witlh the embossed seal of
thle college, which gives a bit of
mountain landscape from near I3oze
man, together with the motto, ''"Ed
ucation for Efficiency."
Services M. E. Church
Regular services of the Methodist
church fur Sunday June 4. Sunday
school, 10:00a. mi., preaching 11:00
a.m., subject, "World Wide Mis
sions." Preaching 8:00 p. Ini., sub
ject, "Power of a Christian life."
A hearty welcome for all.
C. E. Wharton, pastor.
Wanted;- -Calf or yearling Short
Horn Bull. Address, Win. Spencer,
lie is an enthusiastic autoist and hIas
made arrangements for a train of sleep
ers. dining car and bullet ear, and will
equip one or two baggage cars as garages.
Whlien the machines start out in the
morning tie train will move forward to
thle town where thle stop for the night is
scheduled. Having completed their day's
journey, thle motorists will find dinner
ready in the dining car. In the garage
cars chliauffeurs will fiiid repair equip
The tentative plan for the pathfhinding
trip calls for a run of 174 miles to Ashby
the first day, 105 miles to (Grand Forks
the next day, 158 miles to Rugby, N. D),.
the third day. 10S miles to Williston the
fonithli day, 172 miles to Glasgow on the
lifth, 168 miles to Havre on the sixth,
Violation Of Child Labor Law
J. P. Canavan.manager of the
Western UniowTelegraph Company,
says the Great Falls Leader, has;
been arrested on a complaint sworn
to by J. H. Hall, state commissioner
of labor. charging the Western Un
ion Telegraph -company and Mr.
Canavan with violations of the child
labor law. Mr. Canavan has been
released on his own recognizance.
The complaint was sworn to before
Justice of the Peace W. II. Itace, who
set the hearing of the case for May
Commissioner Hall ihas been in
Great Falls several times in the past
10 d(lays investigating alleged viola
tions of the state eliild labor act,
whicli prohibits the employment of
any child under the age of 10 years
in any mine, mill, smelter, work
shop, factory, steam, electric, hy
draulic, or compressed air railroad,
or any passenger or freighlit elevator.
or whlere any maciinery is operated,
or by telegraph, telephone or mes
senger companies. Tie investiga
tion, being made by Mr. Hall is
state wide and arrests lihave been
made in several places.
The best Pocket Knives-Keeu
Kutter-at Edwards & McLellan's.
No. 1 Corn for sale at the Trafton
warehouse. Orders left at The En
terprise ollice promptly filled.
Eugene Laird secured a line kodak
picture of the Dodson Dam on one of
his visits there two weeks ago.
Mr. and Mrs. II. M. Armstrong
from the bench northwest of town
left this morning for their old hliome
at Legrand, Iowa. Mrs. Arm
strong's healthli has been very poor
of late, thie high altitude affecting
her unfavorably, and this has caused
them to leave the state, temporarily.
They may return to Montana this
131 miles to Great Falls on the seventh
aindl 14t miles to Helena on the-eighth
iandit last daiy.
The bi i lalladay "40" started from the
Twin Cities .May 10 to blaze the way to
Ifelna, Mlont, for the touir of the MMinMe
sota State Automiiobile Astbeiation. A. P.
Il[aney, of the Heaney Auntomobile Comi
pany. agents for the ifalladay car, is at
the wvliel. Soated next to himin is Chiarlei
I arrington, oflicial pathfinder for theli
Automobile association. In the tuinnimeau
are seated Clyde Babcock (on the lef't),
special operator of the Western Unin
Teleg'raph Company, andIl Howard Kahl,
stata corres.poindent of thlie Dikpatchi and
Pioneer Press. A seconid driver was taken
aboard at lMuinneapolis.
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